Get to know the Alphababies in this adorable novelty book.Young children will love the baby characters, made up from everyday photographs and fingerprints, as they learn about colours and everyday objects.The giant flaps are easy for small hands to use, and the amusing pictures will make everyone giggle.This board book is perfect for introducing first words and encouraging speech in a fun way.
Learning to draw is easy, as long as you know your ABCs! Use lower-case letters a through z to draw your very own adorable animal kingdom. Learn how an e becomes a silly sloth or an m becomes a smiling snake by adding just a few pencil lines. When you get tired of drawing cute baby critters, try something goofy and turn letters into mini monsters, complete with spikes, horns and big googly eyes. Or, instead of letters, start with a heart. Believe it or not, a heart can become an animal, too! Turn a heart into an elephant's ear, a panda's nose or a puppy's face. In this book: 130+ creatures and characters from letters and shapes Easy step-by-step projects perfect for beginner artists Fun designs to redraw and experiment with
Winner of a 2013 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award The third edition of a groundbreaking reference, The Human–Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications raises the bar for handbooks in this field. It is the largest, most complete compilation of HCI theories, principles, advances, case studies, and more that exist within a single volume. The book captures the current and emerging sub-disciplines within HCI related to research, development, and practice that continue to advance at an astonishing rate. It features cutting-edge advances to the scientific knowledge base as well as visionary perspectives and developments that fundamentally transform the way in which researchers and practitioners view the discipline. New and Expanded Topics in the Third Edition: HCI and global sustainability HCI in health care Social networks and social media Enterprise social computing Role of HCI in e-Government Role of creativity and cognition in HCI Naturalistic approach to evaluation, persuasion, and globalization The chapter authors include experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from across the globe — all among the very best and most respected in their fields. The more than 80 tables, 400 figures, nearly 7,000 references, and four-page color insert combine to provide the single most comprehensive depiction of this field. Broad in scope, the book pays equal attention to the human side, the computer side, and the interaction of the two. This balanced, application-focused design coverage makes the book not only an excellent research guide but also an authoritative handbook for the practice of HCI and for education and training in HCI.
Life is full of ups and downs. And while keeping your chin up may hide a double chin, it won’t improve your mood. Looking on the bright side will make you squint, which will lead to crow’s feet, and there is nothing cheerful about crow’s feet. Listen, if you’re feeling down, it’s going to take a lot more to set things right than insipid platitudes about a cloud with a silver lining. (What is that anyway? Acid rain, or what?) In When You Need a Lift, comedienne Joy Behar and a host of her friends share the simple, silly, profound, and personal things they turn to for comfort when life gets hard. For Joy, it’s her sense of humor and handbags. Not surprisingly, music legend Burt Bacharach turns to songwriting and performing. Kaye Ballard indulges with a big bowl of pasta. Beau Bridges counts his blessings. Former First Lady Barbara Bush finds solace in the work of Jane Austen. Tony Danza plays the ukulele. Larry King recommends laughter—tell a joke, read a funny book; every time you laugh, a little sadness slips away. And that’s some advice you can actually use. From the Hardcover edition.